The Dooryard Art Fair dished up a beautiful sunny day, with a lot of people out to enjoy the cool winds and hot sun. But, the winds were so high, it was a battle to keep my tent from being ripped away, despite being anchored it just wasn't enough! My hubby tied one leg of the tent to his chair and didn't dare get out of it for the afternoon. As for me, I spent the afternoon hanging onto the front tent leg while chatting with people as they came. Our son and his family hung out with us, spelling us off and Wes had to rescue several paintings as the wind upended them off their hooks! I'm just thankful there was not serious damage done, just some touch ups to edges. Unfortunately I was so busy holding down the fort, I never got one picture of this event and it really was a beautiful day, just too windy!
Two things learned from this experience with Mother Nature:
1. Tent weight bags holding 60lbs each ordered for all four tent legs!
2. Hubby devised a new hanging system that should hold up under stronger winds!
Next up, Art Fair On The Boardwalk and lesson learned from it:
Sometimes you just can't win with Mother Nature!
Next up, Golden Unicorn Art Fair, in beautiful lake country. You know what they say, "third time conquers." Well that proved to be true, thank goodness. It was an incredible summer day, no winds and lots of people turned out to enjoy the day.
Kellie who displayed her photography. Deb kept herself busy doing some Xmas shopping, she made a number of vendors happy I think :-) I had the best time, hanging with my sisters and husband and meeting so many interesting and wonderful people. From the artists to the cottagers who came out to support us, linger to visit and enjoy Sarah's wonderful cooking and take in the entertainment. What a great way to end my summer art fair tour. Many thanks to Sarah and Len Sherman for hosting such an event, and for those who encouraged me with kind words and purchases.